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Alvark stick to game plan to beat Brave Thunders

Basketball / B. League Nov 11, 2018

Alvark stick to game plan to beat Brave Thunders

by Ed Odeven

Successful coaches aren't always obsessed with changing their game plan. After preparations were made for a weekend series against the Kawasaki Brave Thunders, Alvark Tokyo bench boss Luka Pavicevic didn't feel a need to flip the script for Sunday's series finale. Even after a 79-66 ...

Red-hot No. 1 Kento Momota wins China Open

More Sports Nov 11, 2018

Red-hot No. 1 Kento Momota wins China Open

World champion Kento Momota won badminton's Fuzhou China Open on Sunday to add another title to his already-spectacular season. Japan's world No. 1 survived a spirited challenge from Taiwan's Chou Tien-chen, defeating the fourth seed 21-13, 11-21, 21-16 in 66 minutes. The 24-year-old Momota collapsed to ...

Kisenosato opens Kyushu Basho with loss

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 11, 2018

Kisenosato opens Kyushu Basho with loss

Yokozuna Kisenosato opened the 15-day Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament with a loss to Takakeisho on Sunday. Kisenosato, who entered a tournament as the sole yokozuna for the first time, chased the 22-year-old komusubi around the ring to get a hold of his belt. Takakeisho, however, fought ...

Nadeshiko Japan beat Norway in friendly

Soccer Nov 11, 2018

Nadeshiko Japan beat Norway in friendly

Nadeshiko Japan beat Norway 4-1 on Sunday in an international friendly. Kumi Yokoyama opened the scoring in the 16th minute at Tottori Bird Stadium to give Japan an early lead and spark a solid victory on home soil. Mana Iwabuchi followed up 11 minutes later, dribbling ...

Ryo Kiyuna wins third consecutive karate gold at worlds

More Sports Nov 11, 2018

Ryo Kiyuna wins third consecutive karate gold at worlds

Karateka Ryo Kiyuna clinched his third consecutive world crown in the kata division for men at the world championships in Madrid on Saturday. All flags went Kiyuna's way in the final at the WiZink Center sports hall, giving him a 5-0 victory over Spain's Damian ...